RECIPE: Chilli chocolate brownies

Chilli Chocolate Brownies

Serve with thickened cream and strawberries.


350g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped finely

120g butter, chopped

1/3 cup caster sugar

2 eggs, beaten lightly

1 cup plain flour

1 tsp fresh chopped red chilli or chilli flakes for a milder heat

1 tsp grated lemon or lime rind (optional)

100g additional good-quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

Icing sugar for dusting


1. Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a 19cm square cake pan with butter. Line base and 2 opposite sides with non-stick baking paper.

2. Combine finely chopped chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan. Use a metal spoon to stir over low heat until melted. Add sugar and cook, stirring for a further 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Add eggs, flour & chilli (ginger & lime rind here too). Stir until well combined. Then stir chocolate chunks through. Spoon into prepared pan and smooth surface. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre comes out almost clean. Set aside to cool.

4. Cut into squares, dust with icing sugar and serve.

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